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A glacial region in Norway  (Source: NRK)
Scandinavian nation reverses trend, mirrors results in Alaska, elsewhere.

After years of decline, glaciers in Norway are again growing, reports the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). The actual magnitude of the growth, which appears to have begun over the last two years, has not yet been quantified, says NVE Senior Engineer Hallgeir Elvehøy.

The flow rate of many glaciers has also declined. Glacier flow ultimately acts to reduce accumulation, as the ice moves to lower, warmer elevations.

The original trend had been fairly rapid decline since the year 2000.  

The developments were originally reported by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).

DailyTech has previously reported on the growth in Alaskan glaciers, reversing a 250-year trend of loss. Some glaciers in Canada, California, and New Zealand are also growing, as the result of both colder temperatures and increased snowfall.

Ed Josberger, a glaciologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, says the growth is "a bit of an anomaly", but not to be unexpected.

Despite the recent growth, most glaciers in the nation are still smaller than they were in 1982. However, Elvehøy says that the glaciers were even smaller during the 'Medieval Warm Period' of the Viking Era, prior to around the year 1350.

Not all Norwegian glaciers appear to be affected, most notably those in the Jotenheimen region of Southern Norway.

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By Procurion on 11/28/2008 11:03:55 AM , Rating: 2
Better study your definitions. You speak of consensus, not science. Science must stand on it's own merit. Consensus is "because everyone says so". As I have said before, CO2 levels from eons before during previous warm periods measure existing levels of CO2. They have a string of information and make suppositions about them. CO2 MUST be present in a hot atmospheric environment, but does it cause it or is it there as an end result? There is no scientific proof of the cause of warming periods thousands of years ago, only educated guesses and consensus.

By Hawkido on 12/1/2008 12:18:16 PM , Rating: 2
Last Friday (Black Friday) a Wal-Mart Employee was trampled to death by Scientific Consensus. The equation in question was:
BLU-Ray player Sticker Price - 10%(Sticker Price) > Value of Human Life

Scientific Consensus is not only wrong (if it is not wrong it is irrelevent, as it is provable and therefore consensus is not needed) it is dangerous as it is only used to incite mob-like behavior in the sheep of society.

The sheep of society are the cannon fodder of Socialism.

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